Thursday, December 26, 2013
BC Gov't News
Secondhand boutique to provide management training
Released by Ben James, The BC Liberal Caucus/Voice file photo MLA Laurie Throness
Agassiz Harrison Community Services Thrift Store will be transformed into a
self-supporting community hub as part of a work experience and training
program funded by the B.C. government.
“These days, getting work experience and developing new skills is more valuable than ever,” said Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope. “This project not only helps two people gain the skills they need to secure a quality job, it also transforms the thrift store into a hub where people can get together and connect as a community.”
“This is a wonderful Christmas gift for the entire community. We look forward to providing a modernized centre staffed by our friendly volunteers and two Job Creation Partnership participants that people and local organizations can use, in addition to helping train and develop skills through hands-on work experience,” said Grace Admiraal, acting executive director of Agassiz Harrison Community Services.
The B.C. government’s Partnership and Innovation Fund is providing $25,938 with the balance of the $47,307 project coming from cash and in-kind donations from other sources.
The project is being funded as part of the Job Creation Partnership stream of the Community and Employer Partnership program, a component of the Employment Program of B.C.
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